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Feb 19, 2011 6:30pm PST
this town. for example, you probably heard president obama's union address in which he established the desire to have a million electric vehicles on the road. is that the job of the government? with us today is daniel weiss. ron cogan is the publisher of green car journal, and fred smith is with the competitive enterprise institute. we had the three of the them lat year. it turned into a rip roaring discussion. don't go away. we'll get started in just a moment. >> from the floor of the washington d.c. auto show, this is "autoline." here's your host john mcelroy. >> welcome back to our discussion from the floor of the d.c. auto show. with us is daniel weiss, ron cogan and fred smith. great having you all here again. we all did this a year ago. it's great to have you back. dan let me start with you. recently president obama said he needs a million electric cars on the road in about four year's time. what do you make of that? is that a realistic goal for the country? having a million cars on the road in four years time is a realistic but ambitious goal. the chevy volt is being sold th
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
clashes with the security forces have been reported. >>> meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama called for an immediate peaceful transition of power in egypt. in a speech on tuesday, obama said he had spoken earlier with president mubarak by telephone and conveyed his opinions. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair, and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >>> the united nations human rights chief says up to 300 people may have been killed in egypt's unrest. she appealed for calm during tuesday's protests in the country. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights navi pillay read a statement prepared by spokesmen in geneva on
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Feb 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
for his resignation. on u.s. president barack obama's call for an early transition of power in egypt, mubarak said obama does not understand egyptian culture. mubarak denied government involvement in the violent clashes between demonstrators and his supporters. >>> the u.s. government condemned the violence in egypt. president obama called for greater p for people's rights in egypt. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> the white house says it's important that meaningful steps toward a transition of power begin in egypt. it is calling for negotiations between the government and a broad group of opposition members for free and fair elections. >>> leaders of six european countries have jointly urged the egyptian government to protect its citizens from violence and quickly begin a transition of power. russian president medvedev called on mubarak to end the turmoil. sources say more than 30,000 russians are staying in resorts in the east of the country. the leaders of france, britain, germany, italy,
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Feb 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
and that the military could intervene to stop them. >>> u.s. president barack obama has asked saudi arabia to use its influence on egypt to stabilize the situation. obama spoke with saudi arabia's king abdullah by phone on wednesday. obama stressed that measures must be taken immediately for an orderly transition of power. he said the united states will remain involved in efforts to achieve peace and stability in the middle east. on the same day u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary robert gates met israeli defense minister ehud barak in washington. they remained committed to israel's security through continued aid to its military. the u.s. says it will work closely with egypt's neighbors to prevent the confusion from spreading in the middle east. >>> the anti-government protests in egypt were sparked by pro democracy demonstrations in tunisia more than two weeks ago. >> reporter: protesters began rallying in egypt on january 25th to call for an end to president hosni mubarak's 30-year rule. the unrest spread across egypt with the help of facebook and twitter. nobel laureate m
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Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm PST
. >>> in response to the turmoil on the streets of tehran, u.s. president barack obama has criticized the authorities there for firing on anti-government protesters and detaining dissidents. he encouraged iranian demonstrators to be brave in calling for greater freedom. >> my hope and expectation is that we're going to continue to see the people of iran had the courage to be able to express their yearning for greater freedoms and a more representative government. >> obama says he finds it ironic that the iranian government pretends to celebrate what happened in egypt when it has gunned down and beaten people who are expressing their views peacefully. obama said as a consequence of what's happening in tunisia and egypt, governments in the region are starting to understand that power cannot be maintained through coercion. he said he hopes middle eastern governments behave in a way that is responsive to people's hunger for change but avoids the likelihood of violence. >>> anti-government rallies are also continuing in yemen and bahrain with demonstrators clashing with security forces. pr
PBS
Feb 23, 2011 7:00pm PST
.s. president barack obama condemned the violence in libya and studying a range of options to intensify the pressure on colonel gadhafi. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters, and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> obama said he was considering actions including sanctions and a freezing of overseas assets that the united states could take unilaterally or with its allies. the president said he will send secretary of state hillary clinton to a meeting of the u.n. human rights council in geneva on monday to discuss the developments in libya. >>> british prime minister david cameron has also strongly denounced the libyan government. cameron made the remark wednesday during a visit to qatar. >> what is happening in libya is completely unacceptable. would i like us to go further and have a full you nations security council resolution? yes, i would. i think that would be good. >> cameron says he would
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00pm PST
barack obama has unveiled a budget plan that aims to trim the nation's deficit by $1.1 trillion over a decade. the budget proposal for fiscal 2012 was sent to congress on monday. the budget year begins on october 1st. the plan forecasts the u.s. deficit will rise to a record 1,645,000,000 for the current fiscal year. spending on defense will also be rolled back. instead money will be shifted to spending on education, infrastructure, and innovation in growth industries aimed to boost the country's competitiveness. >> what we've done here is make a down payment. but there's going to be more work that needs to be done and it's going to require democrats and republicans coming together to make it happen. >> obama maintains that the spending cuts would allow him to honor his pledge to cut the budget deficit by half during his four-year term. but republicans say the president has not gone far curb. >>> china's trade surplus in january fell almost 54% from a year ago due to a surge in imports. it's the first time in nine months the figure has fallen below $10 billion. chinese customs author
PBS
Feb 25, 2011 7:00pm PST
to be changing dramatically. bilateral ties with the obama administration are stronger than ever. when obama visited south korea to attend the g-20 summit last november, he described the relationship between the two countries as an unbreakable alliance. >> now comes north korea. what about the relationship with the north? i mean lee changes country's stance from conciliatory to hard line policy. how has that affected their relations? >> well, the relations are extremely tense following a series of provocations by the north. the sinking of our south korean warship in the yellow sea and the attack on yeonpyeong island. south koreans. two civilians died after yeonpyeong was shelled. that hasn't happened since the korean war. lee initially faced criticism that his hard line policy had provoked the hostilities, but now public opinion is split between those who want dialogue with north korea and those who support a tough approach. >> right. with that background, do you -- how do you think he will deal with the north during his remaining two years in office? >> well, his task is to include relation
PBS
Feb 18, 2011 7:00pm PST
. that's scheduled to happen ahead of a meeting between naoto kan and barack obama in the first half of this year. >>> robert gates says china could deploy as many as 200 radar evading jet stealth fighters over the next 15 years. >> the latest estimates on the chinese side would be that by 2020 they might have 50 deployed. and by 2025, maybe a couple of hundred. >> gates made the comment at the senate armed services committee on thursday. he did not clarify how he had arrived at these figures. he said the united states will have deployed 1,500 stealth fighters by 2025. he stressed that the u.s. will continue to maintain a larger fleet of top end fighter jets than china. on the same day the chief of the u.s. pacific demand admiral robert willard told reporters in washington, the chinese ballistic missiles are increasing their range each year signal a threat to the region. the letter said china should clearly explain the intentions behind the military buildup to the u.s. and other countries in asia. >>> brazil is in the mood to celebrate. and no wonder, its economy is booming. the coun
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